MHP calls for early election if coalition efforts fail

Turkey should hold a new election if the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) is unable to agree a coalition with parliamentand’s two other opposition parties, the leader of the right-wing Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) said on Monday.
The MHP had been seen as the most likely junior coalition partner for the AK Party, which lost its simple majority in an election on Sunday. But MHP leader Devlet Bahandceli all but ruled that out, saying other options should be pursued first.
andquotThe first possibility for a coalition should be between the AK Party and [pro-Kurdish Peoplesand’ Democratic Party] HDP. The second model can consist of AKP, [main opposition Republican Peopleand’s Party] CHP and HDP,andquot Bahandceli said.
andquotIf all these scenarios fail, then early elections must be held.andquot

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman